Among the most common medical conditions are those that affect our ability to see clearly. Most people at some point in their lives will suffer from an inability of their eyes to focus light on the proper spot on their eye’s retina to produce a clear image at a certain distance resulting in myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism. The Hillcrest Heights eye specialist
at Maple Lawn Eye Care Center can alleviate these conditions easily through the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Many people tire of using of contact lenses or eyeglasses and hope for a more permanent solution to these vision problems. Laser surgery is one solution that can repair focusing abnormalities by permanently reshaping the cornea but laser surgery does carry some inherent surgical risks and is expensive, some people are simply not good candidates for laser refractive surgery. Our Hillcrest Heights eye specialist
offers an alternative to laser surgery that allows clear vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses - Corneal Refractive Therapy. Corneal Refractive Therapy, also known as Orthokeratology or Ortho-K uses specially designed contact lenses worn only at night while the patient is asleep to gently reshape the cornea. With a matter of days, sometimes in only a day or two, most patients gain 20/20 vision.
Following the initiation of corneal refractive therapy our patients can see clearly during the waking portion of their day without eyeglasses or contact lenses, however the effects will quickly wear off and their vision will return to its former state unless the special lenses are worn again at night, not necessarily every night but frequently enough to prevent the cornea from reverting to its former state. While not the permanent solution that laser surgery may be, corneal refractive therapy is a simple, non-invasive, low risk method of improving vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses. Please make an appointment with our office to learn more about this unique form of vision correction.
Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
3933 Ferrara Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
7625 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 125
Fulton, Maryland 20759-2565
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
February 20, 2019